Abandoning coal would betray the poor

This year’s edition of the Great Greenhouse Gas Show, COP23, has just been held in Bonn, Germany. During the event, Canada’s Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, along with her British counterpart, worked on building a coalition of countries that will push for eliminating coal-fired power. There’s just one small problem: Even if coal-fired power plants only account for 11% of Canada’s electricity capacity, and that percentage is decreasing, 41% of the world’s production of electricity is fueled by coal. For poorer countries, coal is often the best choice in extending the availability of electricity to households.

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  • Martin B

    Global Warming is all about Global Socialism. Global Socialism is all about keeping people poor forever.

    • Alain

      Global Socialism is all about unelected and non-representative Global Government.

      • Clausewitz

        You mean just like the EU.

  • ntt1

    It is impossible to buy Coal; in BC. its mined here in great quantities but they don’t want you heating with it because suzuki.

    • WalterBannon

      burn suzuki instead

    • Exile1981

      We ship huge amounts to other countries.

  • Marius K

    160 people going for an all-inclusive trip to Germany, paid by farmers, doctors and small business owners. Meanwhile somewhere in China they are opening another coal burning electricity facility.

  • Marius K

    Buoy, these cycles in replacing and deposing aristocracy are getting shorter.

  • WalterBannon

    Catherine McKenna, Climate Douche

  • Maggat

    Climate Barbie, you don’t like that, well try Bullshit Barbie on for size.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Frankly, “Climate Barbie” is flattering when you consider how dead the woman looks in most photographs. Talk about needing a makeup consultation! My wife insists that I post how WRONG her current colours are – all of them. Got that? 😉

  • Oracle9

    As if lefties care. Drill down and we find that they want to bequeath the earth to the cockroaches.

  • Exile1981

    If you look at the cost per MW to produce electricity, by far the cheapest is coal… except that there are a few biofuel plants that burn scrap wood chips from lumber mills. A few of those because fuel is free are a tiny bit more efficient.

    • Jaedo Drax

      you could also include waste oil plants, as they tend to be paid to take the oil, but there aren’t many of them, and they are typically small.

  • Dave

    Way to fugly to be a “barbie”. But hey, most “progressive” women are. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a6929064eb0644ff04db021450b76f9981539cfabbed2dd7a11bfae68202fdee.jpg

    This works north of the border as well